Paul Menard salvaged a solid 13th-place finish Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway despite starting 31st in a backup car and a bit of drama in the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing pits.
Erik Pringle was reprimanded by crew chief Slugger Labbe after the front tire carrier pushed a member from the No. 48 team of Jimmie Johnson over the wall after that crewman's mistake disrupted Menard's pit stop in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
Initially, Labbe's comments were misconstrued. It was originally believed the criticism stemmed from Pringle running onto pit road to rescue a tire during the pit stops following the fourth caution on Lap 311.
"He didn't get yelled at for going to get the tire," Labbe told Sirius/XM Radio. "The tire was actually the tire that was going on the right front of our car. That's not what I was mad about. After the pit stop, our front tire carrier went over to the 48 pit stall and pushed another crew member over the wall from the 48 team and I don't cond...